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Eight owners present for Thursday’s labor talks

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The league has 10 owners on its labor committee.  On Thursday, eight of them will participate in the negotiations.

Albert Breer of NFL Network, whose hairdo seems to be alternating between the Michael Scott and the Jim Halpert on an hourly basis, has the list of owners who are present on Thursday.  They are:  Giants co-owner John Mara, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Packers CEO Mark Murphy (who has been absent from the talks lately), Chargers owner Dean Spanos, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Steelers owner Art Rooney.

The only owners from the labor committee who aren’t present (and who haven’t been directly involved lately) are Broncos owner Pat Bowlen and Bengals owner Mike Brown.

For the players, Breer reports that Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth, Colts center Jeff Saturday, retired offensive lineman Pete Kendall, and retired receiver Sean Morey are present.  Falcons guard Tyson Clabo also is present, specifically to represent the interests of the impending free agents.

Throw in the lawyers and the men in charge, and it’s time to get this damn thing done.

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35 Responses to “Eight owners present for Thursday’s labor talks”
  1. winskins says: Jul 14, 2011 9:23 AM

    Where was it you were planning to throw the lawyers? Need help?

  2. gregski79 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:23 AM

    So the news will be positive in the early part of the day and then around 9:00 pm EST we’re going to get a cold shower from the media?

  3. vtsquirm says: Jul 14, 2011 9:25 AM

    seal the deal! i’m tired of the BS all day/every day.

  4. mcconnellrules says: Jul 14, 2011 9:26 AM

    Make it happen.

  5. dawkinseffect says: Jul 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    how did Sean Morey get into all of this?

  6. akacoltsfan says: Jul 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    wait so the deal isn’t done???

  7. SteveBeans says: Jul 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    Sweet, I can’t wait for the “no progress has been made” report later in the day!

  8. dje81 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:29 AM

    I hope these guys realize they are in the 11th hour, and time is running out quickly.

  9. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jul 14, 2011 9:32 AM

    gregski79 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 9:23 AM

    So the news will be positive in the early part of the day and then around 9:00 pm EST we’re going to get a cold shower from the media?
    ——————————————————

    Better than the constant golden shower we get from the NFL and its players.

  10. goldeelox says: Jul 14, 2011 9:32 AM

    Jerry is there to pound some sense into all of this.

  11. mdpickles says: Jul 14, 2011 9:34 AM

    I’m pretty upset that you used a tagline and picture of the worst comedian of all-time. If you like Larry the Cable Guy’s humor/jokes, you either like to kiss your cousin or you are from West Virginia. I know I’m right on one of these.

  12. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 14, 2011 9:37 AM

    Mark Murphy will get it done. Put a Packer in there-it gets solved.

  13. moochzilla says: Jul 14, 2011 9:38 AM

    So half of the owners team in attendance inherited their jobs from their daddies, huh?

    How many of the players there inherited their jobs?

  14. austinbrownsfan says: Jul 14, 2011 9:40 AM

    Anyone know a good therapist? This lockout is driving me crazy!

  15. kstoutdog says: Jul 14, 2011 9:40 AM

    git r done

  16. zimaman says: Jul 14, 2011 9:44 AM

    nice pic of Larry the cable guy

    but I think Rob Schneider fro Waterboy would have been more appropriate

    you can do IT!

    you can do IT all night long Bobby Boucher

  17. bobbyd12 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:45 AM

    Which means nothing.

  18. drgfri says: Jul 14, 2011 9:45 AM

    Let’s hope they keep the keys away from Rooney.

  19. kalispellmt says: Jul 14, 2011 9:47 AM

    Drop-kick their nuts.

  20. rmiller517 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:47 AM

    Get ‘er done!

  21. b7p19 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:51 AM

    None of this would have happened if Lurie was involved.

  22. phillyjoe87 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:56 AM

    If i see another day of hot and cold reports from the media I am going to lose it!!!

    Scratch that, I’ve ALREADY LOST IT!!

  23. laeaglefan says: Jul 14, 2011 10:04 AM

    I’ve been wondering why Lurie has been so quiet through all of this. If he would get involved it would bring the “gold standard” to the bargaining table and get a deal done instantly.

  24. bangyourhead4 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:06 AM

    Get the DAMN thing done! That’s what I’m talkin about! If I have to read again that owners and players sat in a room for ten plus hours and they made little progress, Im drop-kicking someone. And that’s the bottom-line cause I said so!

  25. 0mattfrye0 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:07 AM

    Which one is coming first ? The rapture or this new CBA deal… come on boys its making money time!

  26. wtfru2 says: Jul 14, 2011 10:17 AM

    It’s not the 17th yet…………

  27. r8rsfan says: Jul 14, 2011 10:19 AM

    Al Davis would have this settled in 1 day. He’s the only owner who’s a football man first, businessman second.

  28. mswravens says: Jul 14, 2011 10:20 AM

    Rooney is only there to apologize to Goodell for the conduct of his players.

  29. contraryguy says: Jul 14, 2011 10:37 AM

    Nuts. For a minute I thought the pic meant that Larry had purchased the Bengals… dare to dream.

  30. pfatl says: Jul 14, 2011 10:45 AM

    @ Moochzilla

    “How many of the players there inherited their jobs?”

    Peyton Manning?

  31. pheagles says: Jul 14, 2011 11:05 AM

    You forgot to mention Drew Brees. Or did he miss the bus?

  32. dave1961 says: Jul 14, 2011 11:59 AM

    Personally I so sick of million players and billionaire owners toying with the fans. I’m also sick of you media types and you talking outta both sides of your mouths.

    The media hasn’t protected the fans from either side. Where is an injunction of behalf of fans affected by a voluntary owner lockout that fans can not be charged for a single ticket until the lockout is lifted.

    Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning ran to Minnesota to protect their collective bargaining rights, yet not 1 of them have spoke out about state workers losing their collective bargaining rights in Ohio. Infact Tom Brady votes for the party taking away collective bargaining rights.

  33. bengalanthony13 says: Jul 14, 2011 12:53 PM

    Bengals Owner Mike Brown is present?! Great. If he handles these negotiations the same way he handles the negotiations for his rookies’ contracts and the way he handles the team as a whole, these CBA talks will die.

  34. zeussuperman says: Jul 14, 2011 1:28 PM

    mdpickles says: Jul 14, 2011 9:34 AM

    I’m pretty upset that you used a tagline and picture of the worst comedian of all-time. If you like Larry the Cable Guy’s humor/jokes, you either like to kiss your cousin or you are from West Virginia. I know I’m right on one of these.

    ————-

    The saddest thing with this post is the amount of “thumbs down” it got. Do you people REALLY think Larry the Cable guy (who hails from Michigan btw, where did that southern accent come from?) is a funny comedian?

    The dude is flat-out the most successful unfunny person in showbusiness. And he has to compete with Carrot Top and Carlos Mencia, so it’s a tall order to “win” such a dubious honor.

  35. baronvonmonocle says: Jul 14, 2011 10:47 PM

    Remember that commercial where Dan Marino had to pretend that he thought Larry the Cable Guy is funny? Awkward.

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